From Disaster Response to Risk Management Book

From Disaster Response to Risk Management


  • Author : Linda C. Botterill
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-03-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402031243
  • Total Read : 62
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb

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From Disaster Response to Risk Management Summary:

An academically focused collection of papers highlighting the successes and challenges of a move from disaster to risk management in responding to drought. The book passes on the experiences gained from Australia’s trail-blazing new policy, introduced in 1992.

Plants Invade the Land Book

Plants Invade the Land


  • Author : Patricia G. Gensel
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231111614
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb

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Plants Invade the Land Summary:

What do we now know about the origins of plants on land, from an evolutionary and an environmental perspective? The essays in this collection present a synthesis of our present state of knowledge, integrating current information in paleobotany with physical, chemical, and geological data.

The Insects Book

The Insects


  • Author : P. J. Gullan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-11-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 638
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118846155
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb

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The Insects Summary:

Insects represent over half of the planet’s biological diversity. This popular textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to this extraordinary diversity, and places entomology central to the theory and practice of evolutionary and ecological studies. Fully revised, this fifth edition opens with a chapter concerning the popular side of insect studies, including insects in citizen science, zoos and butterfly houses, and insects as food for humans and animals. Key features of insect structure, function, behaviour, ecology and classification are integrated with appropriate molecular studies. Much of the book is organized around major biological themes: living on the ground, in water, on plants, in colonies, and as predators, parasites/parasitoids and prey insects. A strong evolutionary theme is maintained throughout. There is major revision to the chapter on systematics and a new chapter, Insects in a Changing World, includes insect responses to, and the consequences of, both climate change and human-assisted global alterations to distributions. Updated ‘Taxoboxes’ demonstrate topical issues and provide concise information on all aspects of each of the 28 major groupings (orders) of insects, plus the three orders of non-insect hexapods. New boxes describe a worrying increase in insect threats to landscape and commercial trees (including eucalypts, palms and coffee) and explain the value of genetic data, including evolutionary developmental biology and DNA barcoding, in insect biodiversity studies. The authors maintain the clarity and conciseness of earlier editions, and extend the profuse illustrations with new hand-drawn figures. Over 50 colour photographs, together with the informative text and an accompanying website with links to video clips, appendices, textboxes and further reading lists, encourage a deeper scientific study of insects. The book is intended as the principal text for students studying entomology, as well as a reference text for undergradu

The River of Life Book

The River of Life


  • Author : Michael Marchand
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110275889
  • Total Read : 81
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb

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The River of Life Summary:

Sustainability defines the need for any society to live within the constraints of the land's capacity to deliver all natural resources the society consumes. This book compares the general differences between Native Americans and western world view towards resources. It will provide the ‘nuts and bolts’ of a sustainability portfolio designed by indigenous peoples. This book introduces the ideas on how to link nature and society to make sustainable choices. To be sustainable, nature and its endowment needs to be linked to human behavior similar to the practices of indigenous peoples. The main goal of this book is to facilitatethinking about how to change behavior and to integrate culture intothinking and decision-processes.

Copepoda  Developments in Ecology  Biology and Systematics Book

Copepoda Developments in Ecology Biology and Systematics


  • Author : Rubens M. Lopes
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2001-12-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780792370482
  • Total Read : 81
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb

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Copepoda Developments in Ecology Biology and Systematics Summary:

Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Copepoda, held in Curitiba, Brazil, 25-31 July 1999